Dr. Norris Payne of Newnan, GA is ranked among the top physicians in the nation based on patient reviews. NEWNAN, Ga., April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients' Choice has announced that Dr. Norris Payne was one of a select few physicians honored with the prestigious 2012 Compassionate Doctor Certification. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130411/DC93265) Each year, nearly 100 million patients across the U.S. access websites like Vitals, UCompareHealthCare, and Patients' Choice to provide feedback about experiences with their physicians. Only those physicians with near perfect overall and bedside manner scores, as voted by their patients, are selected for the Compassionate Doctor recognition. Of the nation's 870,000 active physicians, only 3% were accorded this honor in 2012. The Compassionate Doctor certification is part of the Patients' Choice recognition program, where patients rate and vote for their favorite doctors. Dr. Norris Payne commented on the recognition: "This is quite an honor for me. I am very pleased to have been selected and grateful to my patients who went out of their way to rate me and give me positive reviews." About Norris Payne:a short profile by and about the honoree: Dr. Payne's mission is to provide full time, academic centered, comprehensive pediatric health care in a warm, comfortable environment where each family can feel safe and secure. You will be treated with the best of modern health care combined with old fashioned kindness and compassion. Piedmont Physicians Pediatrics at Oak Hill will treat you like treasured family, practicing both the art and the science of medicine by getting to know you and your family, listening carefully to each concern, and lovingly caring for you as we would our own family.